Top 10 Richest K-Pop Stars Of All Time

Top 10 Richest K-Pop Stars Of All Time

The craze for K-pop is beyond limits these days. As an outcome, K-pop stars attained blasting fame and wealth. Anything related to Korean is becoming a trend and makes people go crazy about it. The other aspect of fame of K-Pop stars is the money they mint from sales of their music. Fans always wonder if their favorite K-Pop star is the richest and rightly so.

Here are the top 10 richest K-pop stars with unique pasts and success stories which is a real inspiration too. Continue reading to know about the top 10 richest K-Pop stars.

10. T.O.P

T.O.P AKA Choi Seung Hyun is born into an artistic family. He has a net worth of $40 million. He is a renowned underground rapper. He was initially rejected by record label YG Entertainment but six months later, he got signed and became a member of Big Bang.

In 2007, along with his successful solo career in music, he stepped into acting.

9. Taeyang

Dong Young-bae or better known by his stage name, Taeyang gave his first-ever performance after becoming a member of Big Bang. In 2008, he has seen success in his solo career.

Initially, he wanted to help his family in the financial crisis so he stepped into the entertainment industry and now he has a net worth of $40 million.

8. Lee Hyori

Lee Hyori had a tough childhood as she was grown up in a small barber shop and poor family background. She was even expelled from school and worked in restaurants, where she was found by a talent agent person.

In 1998, she gave her debut, when she was only 19 years old, as part of the girl group, Fin. K.L. In 2005, she stepped into acting alongside singing. She has a net worth of $45 million.

7. IU

Releasing a debut mini album at the age of 15, Lee Ji-eun stepped into the K-pop industry.

She chose a stage name IU, which is a combination of the letters I and U in I and YOU, representing the meaning that we all became one through music. She has a net worth of $50 million.

6. Choi Si-won

He was simply called Siwon. His career in music started when he was a member of the boy band, Super Junior. Alongside he stepped into acting and gained success.

He was the K-pop star to win 3 million followers on Twitter. He has a rich family backgroung but he became one of the richest K-pop stars with a net worth of $55 million, only with his talent and hard work.

5. Rain

Jung Ji-hoon, who is known better by his stage name Rain. He was one of the first to make a blast in North America.

Despite the music, he is also known for his English movie debut ‘Speed Racer’ and further, his role in ‘Ninja Assassin’ which led him as the first Korean to receive an MTV award.

Moreover, he has his own Clothing and Entertainment Company and a net worth of $60 million.

4. G-Dragon

Kwon Ji-Yong AKA G-Dragon, started his career when he was 6 years old. He got his inspiration for rap from Wu-Tang Clan. He was a member of the Big Bang and also had a big blasting solo career.

He owns many businesses alongside rap. He has a net worth of $60 million.

3. PSY

PSY or Park Jae-sang is not a dedicated influencer, but richer than richest YouTubers. PSY has more views for his videos like ‘Gangnam Style’ which has been viewed more than 4.1 billion times by 2021.

He was supposed to take over his father’s company but instead, he chose music as his career.

In 2001, he released his debut album and faced a lot of struggles but he finally achieved it. He even has his own Entertainment Company which was started in 2019. His net worth is $65 million.

2. Kim Jae-joong

Han Jae-Joon AKA Kim Jae-joong or Jaejoong took his family name and adopted him. In 2003, he was seeing popularity and recognition as a lead singer of boy band, TVXQ.

In 2009, he started his independent music career and released his solo debut album in 2013. He even stepped into an acting career in the following days.

In addition to that, he also released two cookbooks. He has a net worth of $70 million.

1. JYP

Despite his popularity as founder and co-CEO of JYP Entertainment, which propelled the music career of K-pop stars like Rain, Wonder Girls, and more, he released his debut album in 1994 and got into the list of richest and most successful singers by his talent. He has a net worth of $250 million.

The above list of the top 10 richest K-Pop stars is ranked from 10 to 1 based on their net worth and fame.

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